Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry India [PMI] is a voluntary organization that was started in 1986 in Karnataka. It was registered as a national body in 1995 under registration no. ER 375/95.

PMI works on the “3R” theory for reformation of prisoners:


Release : Helping prisoners develop a sense of hope, and an attitude of forgiveness and love especially towards those whom they hate.


Renewal : Motivating released prisoners to undergo various kinds of training that will prepare them to cope with the challenges of life and society.


Rehabilitation : Guiding released prisoners so that they can reclaim their dignity and become productive members of society.


PMI has around 850 units all over India, with around 6000 volunteers. It has established 28 rehabilitation centres across India for released men, women, youth and children.


The national office is at Bangalore, and there are four regional offices. All the activities are conducted with the help of well-wishers and benefactors.


The Mumbai Unit of PMI was started in 2001. The volunteers visit the prisons and detention centres in the city of Mumbai. They organize medical camps, awareness programmes, skill enhancement workshops, etc., for prison inmates.  They also help rehabilitate those who have been released, as well as reconcile them with their families.


To contact the Mumbai Unit of PMI write to:

Prison Ministry-Mumbai, Centre for Peace Trust, St Pius College, Aarey Road, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400 063